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Snitchers

Description:

Snitchers were the predecessor to handcuffs. The leather strap was slipped around a prisoner's wrists and the wooden handle twisted. The police officer would keep hold of the handle and the prisoner could thus be lead away.

Originally in the collection of Strathclyde Police.

Materials/Media:
wood and leather
Dimensions:
L 139mm (handle)
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
2002/17/17
Digital Number:
EAAC007n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council